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How To Use Project-Based Learning To Redefine Learning

How To Use Project-Based Learning To Redefine Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It almost seems too good to be true... Students asking for more work? Using emoticons to describe an assignment? Taking pride in their work? But it’s not a just a dream, it’s reality.
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"When in doubt, go to the library"

"When in doubt, go to the library" | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When in doubt go to the library...the school library media specialist is so on board with this
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Edinburgh | Ian Rankin Speaks Against School Library Cutback

Edinburgh | Ian Rankin Speaks Against School Library Cutback | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Celebrated Scottish writer Ian Rankin has added his voice to a call to action against proposed funding cutbacks by Edinburgh City Council.
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School Library Story | An advocacy message

Written and narrated by Joyce Valenza Designed and produced by Walter Lynch
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Make sure you share this video with your principal, staff, parents and colleagues.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 20, 2013 3:26 PM

Joyce, it's lovely to hear your voice! Please watch this and share! 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:04 PM

Great advocacy to teacher librarians!  Thanks for sharing Elizabeth:)

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Digital portfolios showcase student work - Oceanside Star

Digital portfolios showcase student work Oceanside Star Last June, teacher-librarian Jessica Martens and Ballenas Secondary School colleague Jennifer Lunny held a "get-together" for English teachers from the two schools to show them digital...
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Illuminating Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Mak...

Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, ContributingBuffy J. HamiltonTexas Library Association Conference 2013#txla13CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/ja (@hannahlittle Thank you !
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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 8, 2014 11:05 AM

Ppt on libraries, learning and makerspaces Buffy Hamilton: creating, constructing, collaborating, contributing

Tricia Adams's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:02 AM

fascinating ideas here...

Karen Norris's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:52 AM

excellent

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Atlantic City schools librarian gets second national award - Press of Atlantic City

Atlantic City schools librarian gets second national award - Press of Atlantic City | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Atlantic City schools librarian gets second national award Press of Atlantic City Atlantic City High School librarian Jennifer Jamison, of Upper Township (left), who won national librarian award from Carnegie Foundation, poses with librarian Ronnie...
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The 5 Best Free Web Search Tools for Teachers

The 5 Best Free Web Search Tools for Teachers | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
There’s no denying the fact that the Internet is a great tool for students to increase their knowledge. However, some search engines can also lead students to less-than-desirable websites or websites without any valid content.

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Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right - Huffington Post

Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right - Huffington Post | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right Huffington Post Despite many K-12 libraries finding themselves on the chopping block in the budget cuts of recent years, I believe this aspect of student learning is essential for academic and...
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20+ Ways to Integrate iPad in Your PBL Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Integrate iPad in Your PBL Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

"Ae you looking for some inspiration and new ideas on how to integrate iPad in your PBL based classroom? The graphic below from our colleagues in Teachthought is a wonderful start. Project based learning, as we have constantly argued in our previous posts, is a powerful pedagogical approach to learning and teaching. The core tenets underpinning the philosophy of PBL are grounded in socially collaborative and constructionist theories of learning. PBL enhances students learning through engaging them in real-life and authentic learning tasks and when coupled with digital media and technology, PBL can be more empowering to students."


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 15, 2013 7:41 AM

Ideas para implantar el ipad en el aula

Jan Watts's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:03 PM

For those who are always looking for new ways......

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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Games in the Classroom
Tips and Tools to Get Started
Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Engaging Students with Innovative Programs
Games for Social Good
Straightforward Ga
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Tammy Morley's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:48 AM

Liking the idea of the Institute of Play and Quest to Learn.

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Principal support for the teacher librarian, what is it? And how to get it?

Principal support for the teacher librarian, what is it? And how to get it? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
It is of vital importance that teacher librarians have the support of their school principals. A school principal can affect collaboration opportunities and budget. Without the support of principal...
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:45 AM

Working with the Head or Principal of a school is vitally important for any school librarian. The problem is getting them to listen in the first place. Once you are on their radar the difference can be amazing. 

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:33 PM

Google в области образования

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:45 PM

Some very good Youtube clips on Digital Citizenship are also accessible from the Google in Education site.

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The school librarian perception vs reality – YOU make the difference

The school librarian perception vs reality – YOU make the difference | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A South Carolina Educator Blog
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Important to educate the decision makers.

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A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library Design

A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library Design | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Sam Fentress Architectural photography.
A school library in St.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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The design is based on Multiple Intelligences theory - an interesting outcome.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:19 PM

What a cool idea! Check out this library.

Lourense Das's curator insight, December 27, 2013 9:53 AM

School library based on multiple intelligences theory #MI

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Barnes and Noble Gives Nearly 4000 Books to Staten Island Schools - DNAinfo

Barnes and Noble Gives Nearly 4000 Books to Staten Island Schools - DNAinfo | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Barnes and Noble Gives Nearly 4000 Books to Staten Island Schools DNAinfo During his tenure as borough president, Molinaro said he put a large focus on giving kids access to books and funded more than $7 million in renovations of several school...
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Love that this is part of the "Readers are Leaders" program. 

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SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends for 2013 - The Digital Shift

SLJ’s Top 10 Tech Trends for 2013 - The Digital Shift | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Flexibility and personalized education: That’s what the learners of 2014 will expect from their libraries. We must be available everywhere, nimbly respond to students’ needs, and allow kids to learn in ways that suit them.
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A good capture of the trends that influenced our thinking and actions during 2013.

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Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google

Search Tips & Tricks – Inside Search – Google | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
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A host of tips to help you work the Google Search.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:12 AM

Search inside Google. Can you find something you didn't know? I did :) 

Ann Ewel's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:50 PM

I have seen most of these tips before-- but a few are new to me.  This is presented in a very readable way. 

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How to teach… reading for pleasure

How to teach… reading for pleasure | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The link between reading for fun and educational success is well established, but how can teachers get reluctant readers into books? These teaching resources will help
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Elena Orlova's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:43 PM

Как научить читать с удовольствием?

Ann Ewel's curator insight, December 19, 2013 5:49 PM

This is more of a list of annotated lists to sites that talk about how to encourage reading for pleasure.  Nonetheless it looks like a good collection of resources. 

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More School Libraries in the News - School Library Monthly Blog

Three school libraries are recognized in the popular media this week (in a brief article by Matthew Lynch in the Huffington Post), for their innovative and positive approaches to student learning. The school libraries hail from ...
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Chao-chen Chen's curator insight, December 23, 2013 8:40 PM

Teacher Librarians are important for deep reading of students 

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Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders

Steal This Infographic: Librarians as Tech Leaders | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
SLJ’s May 2011 cover featured the technology survey.
Librarians are leading the way in technology use, according to School Library Journal’’s annual technology survey.

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Jan Parker's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:34 AM

Libriarians are also teachers and always support the curriculum.

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Schools struggle to keep libraries current under tight budgets - Port Huron Times Herald

Schools struggle to keep libraries current under tight budgets - Port Huron Times Herald | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Schools struggle to keep libraries current under tight budgets Port Huron Times Herald “Lots of books students are getting are coming from teachers' libraries and they buy those themselves,” said Jill Parrott, English/language arts intervention...
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Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Open University Innovations Report

Innovating Pedagogy 2013 | Open University Innovations Report | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

This second report updates ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. 

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Well worth the time to read as it captures trending topics in pedagogy discussion, e.g. inquiry learning, digital scholarship, maker culture.

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How To Get Students To Love Reading

How To Get Students To Love Reading | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Reading is one of the major foundations of any student's studies. In any subject - including math - understanding how to read and being able to comprehend words on a page is a make or break in academics and in life more generally.
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Lourense Das's curator insight, December 14, 2013 6:39 AM

Infographic and multiple tips to encourage children to read and love reading

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How to destroy a school library - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

How to destroy a school library - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In a December 4, 2013 School Library Journal opinion piece, Robin Overby Cox explains how to kill a school library program in 10 easy steps. Her steps include firing the librarians, not being flexible, and convincing parents ...
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Good quote from this post "And if we stop thinking we have power, we, uh, stop being powerful. "

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